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A Definition of Sustainable Agriculture

March 1, 2011 |

The phrase ‘sustainable agriculture’ evokes a multitude of extreme reactions.  Some people hear ‘sustainable agriculture’, immediately roll their eyes, and utter ‘LOW OUTPUT,’ while other people associate it strictly with the organic movement.  Some say ‘sustainable agriculture’ means no GMO, while others say that many GMO products increase sustainability by reducing tillage and loss of topsoil.  It’s a bit of a mess. Read More

Sustainable Agriculture Solutions Needed to Feed World

February 28, 2011 |

New and more sustainable agricultural technologies and business models must be introduced in order to decrease reliance on scarce non-renewable inputs, ease pressure on water resources, increase yield per acre without harm to the environment, and cut post-harvest losses arising from waste and spoilage.

By 2050 the world population is expected to reach a peak of 9 billion people.  This 40% increase in population, combined with increasing per capita income in developing nations, is projected to increase global demand for food by 70% according to the FAO. Read More

Startup Profile: GrowSafe Systems – Livestock Monitoring Technology

February 24, 2011 |

GrowSafe Systems Ltd. develops livestock feed intake and behavior monitoring technology. GrowSafe was the first company to RFID tag production livestock in 1990.  Currently, more than 55 major Agricultural Research Centers and premium seedstock centers worldwide use GrowSafe Feed Intake and Behavior Monitoring technology to conduct livestock research and to measure feed efficiency. Read More